Fishing hook foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

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Snagged

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Single metallic fish hook embedded in the radial soft tissues of the thumb and the level of the interphalangeal joint. The tip is projected proximally and the barb distally.

Case Discussion

The hook was easily removed from the thumb in the emergency department.

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Case information

rID: 58957
Published: 14th Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Mar 2018
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